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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good afternoon, everyone. i am sarah caldwell. three murders in three days.
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days after reporting the lowest homicide rate in 25 years, baltimore city police are investigating the third homicide on this third day of 2011. investigators say the most recent happened in northeast baltimore where a 38-year-old man was shot in the 5600 block of 50 -- of plymouth road last night. he was rushed to the hospital, where he died. police have not released his identity, and no word on a suspect or possible motive. this murder comes on the heels of a vigil over the beacon for last year's murder begins. can they see has more. >> shortly after -- kim d.c. has more. >> a 21-year-old man was cut in the torso during a fight and die. the second, a man was shot and killed on lakewood avenue, a sober reminder that despite statistical success, there is still tremendous loss of life in baltimore. >> these are not numbers come and we we think about them as
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numbers, we lose the importance of the work that we are doing. these are people that we cannot get back. that is why this work is so vital. >> that was the sentiment and the new year's eve vigil for crime victims. names were read, candles were lit, and there is the hope that the homicide rate will continue to improve by the shift in police work, going after big fish, the most violent offenders. >> after i'm gone from here, hopefully people will remember when they hear fred bealefeld, that is the bad guys with guns guy. >>, he also calls the community the jets called for progress when it comes to crime. was clear that city leaders are resolved to continue the progress. >> we need to change the culture on the street of all the more so we are not reading of over 200 names at this time next year. >> kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> the search continues for a teenager missing for a week. phylicia barnes was last seen tuesday at the reisterstown square apartments he was -- to a spending her time with a family -- with her family during the holiday spirit and that my family is not sleeping, my family is not sleeping >> i know she is traumatized right now. she is scared out of her mind right now. she is a little innocent girl who does not do any wrong to anybody. >> barnes is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. she was last seen wearing a navy blue pea coat with a hood. she also had jeans and white slippers on. for the first time in 15 years, baltimore city has a new state attorney. former federal prosecutor greg
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bernstein was sworn in at the metro courthouse this morning. he said it was like the first day of school but was anxious to get to work. >> it was a long campaign and i think at least for me there is the sense of anticipation. today is the first. >> a larger swearing in ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon. baltimore county police are looking into what they call a suspicious death in essex. investigators say woman's body was found with a gunshot wound to the stomach. it happened around 6:00 last night at the 1600 block of river would road. the investigation is ongoing. a man of recovering at shock trauma after a shooting in woodlawn, rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot last night during the -- in the intersection of inglewood avenue and prince george's street.
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baltimore orioles pitcher alfredo simón faces murder charges after turning himself and after shooting a man during a new year's eve celebration. he is accused of injuring his 17-year-old half-brothers. police say he turned his gun in. if convicted, simón could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. >> we hope your day is going well. plenty of sun out there, significantly colder than yesterday when we were flirting with 50 degrees. right now we are clear, sunshine, all the clouds of to the north and east. but the temperature is not too impressive. it is only 35. 30, still below freezing in westminster this afternoon. we are only going to hit a high of 40 degrees today pretty windchill makes it feel like it is still in the 20's.
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it feels like 21 in westminster. with a brisk northwest wind, 10 to 15 miles per hour. sunshine will prevail, but we are in for cooler temperatures as the week progresses. >> the countdown to wild-card weekend begins as the ravens and the regular season on a winning note. baltimore heads to the playoffs with a 12-4 regular-season record, one of the best in the nfl. yesterday's performance against the bengals was anything but one of their best to the offense sputtered as the defense was within seconds -- one of their best. the offense sputtered as the defense within -- was within seconds of a fourth quarter lead. thankfully, no laterals, and the ravens were able to capture a 13-7 victory. despite the win, there are concerns as the raven's head into the playoffs. >> it was a struggle.
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superman made some great plays, and people came through. as an offense, we want to pick this thing up because we will not get it done, but the defense won it for us. >> many who intended yesterday's game were downtown afterwards, packing the bars and clubs to do it then the season as the raven's head into the playoffs. >> we would like to see the offense get it together. we are concerned about the offense. other than that, we had a good time. 12-4 is a good season. >> more reaction from players, coaches, and fans. plus a preview of the ribbons matchup tonight university of maryland will introduce its new men's football coach. officials are expected told a press conference to announce the signing of randy edsall as the
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new coach. he replaces former coach ralph friedman, who was brought out of the final year of his contract. one woman's quest to lose weight goes viral. why she decided to share her adventure with the world wide web. and for many, why the new year is a good time to get organized. that is in this afternoon's consumer alert. a 6-year-old boy is stacked nearly two dozen times, and you
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he took his son to a nearby playground after fireworks ended. when thomas did not return with the boy, police were called and he was found covered in blood. investigators say he had been stabbed in the back, chest, neck, and arms but is expected to survive. >> i do not talk to god, and i thank god so much that he spare that baby's life. >> incredible. thomas is being held without bond. investigators say it is unclear why he attacked the boy. on a much lighter note, one mother's search of an ego friendly product -- of an eco- friendly product takes a good turn. coming up, how the destruction could add inches to your waist line. sandra? >> we are looking at a nice -- high-pressure is in control for the first half the week.
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>> as we clutter our pc's with more files, experts say the new year is the perfect time to back up our digital lives. they suggest to decide how much storage space you need. that means checking your largest files, usually those with pictures and videos. once you figure out the space, you can choose the best option. those include an external drive, which costs about $100 for 1 terabytes of storage. other options include disks or a remote location online, which could be a bit more costly. >> i think there are more benefits to the online backup service than there are to the hard drive, but some people are not comfortable with having things outside their own home.
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>> 1 bonus to doing online backup is that with some companies it also allows you a way to share files with persons of your own choosing. when mom's mission of finding eco-friendly products for her child has turned into a web site. >> with the hustle and bustle of daily life, caring for a new baby and going green are possibly the last thing on a woman's migrate >> with the toys are they playing with -- are they leeching? are they toxic? are they safe? >> she knows what works and why green is her number two concern. >> the first thing i do is take away the word "green" and replaced it with what is the best decision i can make for my kid? >> she has two of them, girls,
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age 1 and 5. >> i needed to make some changes. this is incredible. i really care about the things going in, on, and around my baby. >> soon after ecomom was born, emily and others -- they moved their offices to culver city, where the site acts as an online store, for each product is checked out and matched with european standards. >> a team of people investigated to make sure these were the right product. >> for the hoard of mom blockers who praise the site, is there one that shot -- their one-stop shop. >> i found everything from organic foods to sunscreen and bath products. >> i do the work necessary so that i can pass it on to other people so they do not have to spend their time doing the work.
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>> now, you're 11 insta-weather plus forecast with a neurologist sandra shaw. >> good afternoon to you -- with meteorologist sandra shaw. >> good afternoon to you. it does not feel too comfortable outside as we are significantly colder than before the holiday weekend. a whole lot of nothing in the way of cloud cover over the area. no real chance of even seeing any winter precipitation. maybe until thursday. in the meantime, it is chilly out there. in contrast to what we were seeing over the weekend, 35 downtown, 36 out of the airport, 30 in westminster. it feels like the 20's out there. 29 downtown, 27 at the airport. it is a combination of the cold temperature and a brisk northwest wind which right now has been measured at 15 miles per hour out of the northwest with higher gusts. as far as the sky conditions, it is pretty. plenty of sunshine in the
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mountains of western maryland, where they will hit a high of 32 degrees today. 40 in baltimore at best. in normal for this time of year is 45 we are closer to that tomorrow, below its significantly by the end of the week. the constant statewide would be the abundant son. record books indicate a balmy 60 degrees in 2000, only zero back in the 1800's. we will be cold tonight, 22 in the outlying areas, 26 downtown. as far as what is happening today, it is all about high pressure in the wake of that front that zipped through yesterday. a clipper system will develop into some coastal system, probably far enough to the north that we will be on the edge of it. we are expecting a wintry mix possibly in the latter part of the week. the timing is still up in the air, but it will be at least
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quiet through wednesday, a little bit colder at 39 for wednesday. but what -- but thursday, 38 or so with a wintry mix. that will last into may be early friday morning. as for that, much colder and blustery saturday with a high of 34. cold, 37, on sunday. >> thank-you, sandra. a suggestion that people who eat while playing a computer game in eight more cookies a half higher later -- a half-hour later. computer use is it did not remember what they ate and felt best full afterwards. research suggests we eat more in front of a tv than at a table because we do not pay attention to what we're eating. a texas mom has lost 70 pounds in the last 10 months. the weight loss has her so energized, she wants the whole world to know about it, so she is putting it on youtube. kingfisher has her story.
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>> tim fisher has her story. and that she's bringing her plan to others. edited by herve youtube videos, laurel is full of life. -- evident by her youtube videos, laurel is full of life. >> diet means i'm going to be miserable to live with, not having too much fun. >> until she tried slugging world, laurel has learned to eat healthy food. she decided to show everyone what she is doing online. she calls its hauling. >> i'm going to haul my groceries and show people what is and what i'm doing and how i am losing weight. >> that is how it started. then it began to expand. >> you can only hall home so many watermelons and say this is watermelon so many times. in the to tell them what you're doing with that food. >> she started to do cooking videos, then started a blog.
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>> i can link by youtube videos, link my recipes. people can see them and also watch my weight loss progress. >> worrell says she has fans across the globe, and knowing she is helping them keep her motivated to continue her new healthy lifestyle. >> i am below 180, and i know i can get below the healthy weight range and keep it there. i want to get other people there, too. i know they can have as much fun as i am having. >> good for her. fisher reported. up next, the pick 3 and pick 4 numbers, and we will get another weather update with sandra. stay with us. [ male announcer ] rockin out to the big hot pastrami.
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>> oprah winfrey will not get the jailhouse interview she has been at after for a decade. susan smith is serving a like-a life sentence for killing her sons in 1994. she strapped them into her car seats and drove the car into a pond. south carolina prison rules prohibit media interviews, but oprah winfrey recently suggested on her show that governor-elect mickey hayley could change that rule. a spokesman says that she got enough attention when she was carjacked before the truth came out. oprah goes one-on-one with former lapd detective mark fuhrman. his shocking revelations about the key players and the key evidence. he says investigators ignored. that is today at 4:00 on
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"oprah." coming up tonight, a new experimental blood test is apparently so sensitive it can detect a single cancer cell lurking in the body. tonight, what this means for the fight against the disease. as officials reported a drop in speed camera citations, there is a push to bring more to the area. we will tell you where and how soon they could be up and running. that is when you will join us for 11 news at 5:00. now it's time for your maryland lottery pick 3 and pick 4 numbers. >> good afternoon to you. from wbal radio, starting with mickey cooper. here are your pick 3 numbers. first number is a 2. your next number is a 3. your final number for this monday is a 9, printed on the ball. 239, your pick 3 numbers. pick 4 is up next. for chances to win raisin -- ravens season tickets for 2011
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and more, go to here is your first number. a six printed on the ball. your next number is a zero. let's move to this one. it is a one. your final pick 4 number is a three. 6013. the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> one last check of the forecast. >> it is beautiful out there, but bundled up to do not be deceived. cold tonight, down to 22. 45 for tuesday with a few more clouds. milder. wednesday, back up into the 30's for a high. we'll have a better handle on things as we head into the next couple of days. in the meantime, get in store for a coal week ahead.
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'tis the season, right? >> thank you for joining us for 11 news at noon. >> have a great afternoon. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute
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